Detroit Free Press
National Hockey League
New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 0
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 6, 2020
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Marc Joannette
Linesmen: Jonny Murray, Derek Nansen
Attendance: 19070

Miles Wood scored two goals to lift the visiting New Jersey Devils past the Philadelphia Flyers 5-0 on Thursday.

Blake Coleman, Damon Severson and Pavel Zacha each added one goal for the Devils, who snapped a three-game losing streak (0-0-3). The Devils, who began the night in last place in the Metropolitan Division, scored three goals in the third period on four shots.

Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood made a career-best 46 saves.

Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott stopped only 13 of 17 shots before being pulled for Alex Lyon. Starter Carter Hart continues to be sidelined with an abdominal strain.

The Flyers entered the night with the NHL's best home winning percentage and an 18-4-4 record. This was only their fifth home loss all season.

Philadelphia's Phil Myers committed a turnover in his own zone and Coleman took advantage by scoring 13 seconds into the first period for a 1-0 New Jersey advantage.

After allowing Coleman's goal on the first shot of the game, Elliott stiffened and made the next nine saves, including several stellar ones in the last two minutes.

The Devils went ahead 2-0 at 1:38 of the second when Severson skated almost end-to-end on the power play and sent a wrist shot past Elliott. Blackwood was credited with an assist on the goal, the first of his career.

The Flyers' offense began stirring midway through the second with several strong scoring chances. Jake Voracek just missed an empty net as Blackwood was caught out of the crease. The pressure did result in a power play, however, but the Devils killed it off.

Philadelphia picked up an early power play in the third yet allowed a short-handed goal by Zacha at 1:10 for a 3-0 Devils lead.

New Jersey went ahead 4-0 at 4:23 when Wood gathered a loose puck from Shayne Gostisbehere, skated in from center ice and scored. After the goal, Elliott was replaced by Lyon.

Wood scored his second goal of the game at 11:16 for a commanding 5-0 advantage.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
New Jersey   Philadelphia
Miles Wood 2 Points N/A
Miles Wood 2 Goals N/A
Mackenzie Blackwood 1 Assists N/A
Damon Severson 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Pavel Zacha 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Mackenzie Blackwood 1.000 Save Percentage Brian Elliott .765
Mackenzie Blackwood 46 Saves Brian Elliott 13
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 19 5 1-3 4-4 8 17
Philadelphia 46 0 0-4 2-3 6 36
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Flyers have a W/L % of .552 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Los Angeles. The Devils have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .353 after a loss.